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HAYS, Jonathan

Male 1729 - 1793  (64 years)

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  • Name HAYS, Jonathan 
    Born 14 Jan 1729  Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Mar 1793  Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Burial: on farm out of Emmitsburg,Frederick County,MD
      He was born on the family farm in north Delaware. At the age of 17, in 1746, he traveled with two friends, Edward Dulaney and John Drummond, to explore for land futher south. They arrived in Baltimoretown, MD where they were advised to explore the country along the Momocacy River. The Indians in that area were suppose to be friendly. John Drummond wanted to go farther south, which he did alone and settled in Virginia and founded a small town called Drummondtown so the story goes. However I can not locate the town. Jonathan's land bordered on Tom's Creek, Frederick County, near Emmitsburg,MD and about one-fourth mile above weher Tom's Creek empties into the Monocac River. he settled on Tom;s creek about 1739 as appears from letters patent from King George. Jonathan, his wife, Mary Henderson, and wife's sister lived, died and were buried on this land.

      Jonathan bought two hundred acres called "Brotherly Love," and one hundred acres by warrant were granted Dec.17, 1753, with a rent of eigh shillings sterling annually, and the remaining 100 acres from Edward Boyd for 5 pounds sterling signed by province April 8, 1754. He bought fifty acres "Good Luck," assignment of warrant from Joseph Hays granted him by renewment Dec.10,1761, yearly rent to province of two shillings sterling, signed province May 15, 1762.

      Mary Henderson's sister lived with them and lived to be 106 years old.

      Jonathan Hays died March 29,1793, and their was an unclear title to his land. All of the heirs agreed that David Wolfe had bought "Good Luck" and Good Luck Addition" from Jonathan Hays on Oct.15,1792. Everyone agreed that David Wolfe owned the land lawfully, but owed 31 lbs, 5 shillings which he was willing to pay as soon as he got the title.

      Will made Oct.15,1742 Liber G.M. no.2 folio 471


      Father: Jonathan HAYS b: Jan.16,1674 in England
      Mother: Elizabeth ELLIOTT b: March 17,1690 in Elizabethtown,Lancaster County,PA

      Marriage 1 Mary HENDERSON b: June,1732 in Nova Scotia,Canada
      1. Joseph HAYS b: Oct.18,1760 in Emmitsburg,Frederick County,MD
      2. Elizabeth HAYS b: Nov.5,1755 in Emmittsburg,Frederick County,MD
      3. Mary Catherine HAYS b: abt 1759 in Frederick County,MD
      4. John HAYS b: abt 1761 in Frederick County,MD
      5. Samuel HAYS b: abt 1764 in Emmittsburg,Frederick County,MD
      6. Jonathan HAYS b: in Frederick County,MD


      Ref: The Wilson Family of Western Maryland ... by Merritt Wilson, Jr.

      "Will of Jonathan Hays

      In the name of God, Amen, I, Jonathen Hays of Frederick County and State of Maryland, being in health of body and of sound mind and understanding, thanks be to God, Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. In primis it is my will and desire that my beloved wife Mary Hays have and enjoy all my farm whereon I now dwell and two horse creatures, one plow and gears in good order for plowing, and her choise of two cows out of all my flock of cattle, her feather bed and bed furniture with all my household furniture, as also all my axes, grubing hoes, mall and wedges, etc. for and during her natural life. 2nd. Also, I give and bequesth unto my son Jonathen five pounds. Also, I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph seventy pounds and to be paid in three years after my death. Also, I give and bequeath unto my son John ten pounds, and it is my desire that he pay off and discharge the Bond he gave me. Also, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary one Negro Girl named Charity and fifty pounds in money, two cows, one feather bed and bed-furniture, the money to be paid in three years after my death. Also, I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel my Dwelling Plantation after my wife's death, one horse and saddle and bridle when he is at the age of sixteen years, and my negro Boy Brutas. It is my
      desire that the executors give him a good schooling at least to learn him to read, write and cost accounts, and should he die without spouse or before he comes of the age of Twenty-one, It is my will and desire that the plantation be sold after my wife's death and equally divided between my sons Joseph and John and Jonathen if he be then a living.

      Also, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Wilson thirty pounds to be paid within three years after my death.

      Also, it is my Will and desire that after all these legecys are paid off and all my just debts, that the residue of my Debts after they are collected be at the disposal of my wife Mary to give and distribute as she may think proper. AND, Lastly I do hereby constitute, ordain, make and appoint my darly beloved wife Mary Hays and Joseph, my Son, my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanul, all and every other Testament, Will or Wills, Legacies and bequeaths by me in any wise before Wills and bequeaths ratifying, confirming this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hererunto set my name and affixed my seal this fifteenth day of October, Seventeen Hundred and Ninety two, 1792.

      Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us and each of us

      Samuel Emmit, Mary Emmit, Wm. Emmit
      his Jonathen H. Hays (Seal) mark
      Frederick County, March 29th, 1793

      Then came Joseph Hays and made Oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the same and whole Will and Testament of Jonathen Hays late of Frederick County deceased, that hath come to his hands and possession and that he doth not know of any other.

      Geo. Murdoch, Reg."

      Facts about this person:

      Dated 17 October 1792, probated 29 March 1793, Frederick County, MD
    Person ID I51095  oldham
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2011 

    Father HAYS, Notes 
    Family ID F2319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1729 - Delaware, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Mar 1793 - Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
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